SILS Career Services Director Lori Haight received the 2022 Best Practices Award / Innovation Award From Carolina Career Community (C3), a professional network that aims to serve as a key resource to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff who provide career advising to students and/or maintain employer relations.
C3 awards the Best Practices Award/Innovation Award annually to highlight an innovative and/or consistently effective career services initiative presented during the academic year that benefits students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Haight received the award for her successful efforts throughout the pandemic to connect iSchool career services professionals and students around the world.
"During the pandemic, she connected with other North American iSchools to help form the Information Schools and Colleagues Collaborative Network, which now consists of 15 schools that meet regularly to develop and implement large-scale educational and recruitment events for prospective students around the United States and globally," says the CS website. "The network hosted 4 virtual recruiting events over 2 years, with a total of 25 institutions participating. The largest event, INFOcon 2021, had over 20 faculty ‘lightening talks’ on a wide variety of subjects and areas of interest in the field. The hope is for this partnership to extend for many more years into the future."